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“Not much to see, but worth a quick visit”
Review of El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace
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Half-Day Guided Tour of Marrakech
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Half-Day Guided City Walk of Marrakech
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I liked this place. As another reviewer said, you have to use your imagination :) I think it's fun to think about how it must have looked at one time. The lowered garden and ponds are really pretty. There is not much shade though, and we came at a really hot part of the day, so be prepared for that. The toilets were being worked on, as another person mentioned...hopefully they will be running soon. There were 2 other toilets that I saw open for use though, and they were both clean. So look out for those- one was in a side section near the mosque. You can get nice pictures of the storks here too- they have massive nests, I had no idea.

For the 10 dirham price, spend 30 minutes walking around.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

No shade, no working toilet, no restoration work done or planned. For the entrance fee paid, we expected more explanation of the different parts of the place.

Thank thscang
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

You have to use your imagination at the ruins that were once El Badii Palace. I think they should have a model of what it once looked like somewhere on the premises. There isn't much shade so don't go in the middle of the day. Choose morning or late afternoon and take bottles of water. If you do get too hot, go into the underground corridors and dungeons. The storks nest on top of the walls that remain. The view from the terrace is interesting and worth the short climb. The bathrooms are gross and the people who work there seem to chase people out and lock them at random. Being a history geek, I really thought it was very interesting but I had read a lot about it before we went.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Not a lot to see - it is in ruins. You need a LOT of imagination. Be warned, there is no shade and, when we were there, no working toilets. :-(

Thank wearyteacher
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is well worth a visit if you like ruins. Reputed to be at one time one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. The ruins now consist of a pool surrounded by sunken orange groves and flowers gardens. There is a maze of underground corridors , store rooms and dungeons.

Thank luxor1Uk
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